Entangled histories: Artist talk with Julie Gough

Crime scene (Survivor) (detail) 2019–20
tereena (basket), flag iris: Diplarrena Moraea, 'blueberry': Dianella tasmanica, river reed: Schoenoplectus pungens, pale rush: Juncus pallidus
video, 16:9, 4k, colour, sound, 18:31 minutes
edited by Angus Ashton
Courtesy of the artist
Past event

Each work has been built from the outcomes of the last, and represents a claiming within a larger consideration of ways to personally invoke and involve nation, viewer and self in acknowledging our entangled histories

Julie Gough

Hear artist Julie Gough speak about her practice and her new work Crime scene (Survivor), exhibited in Rite of Passage.

Julie Gough is a Trawlwoolway (Tasmanian Aboriginal) artist, writer and a curator of Indigenous Cultures at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Gough's Briggs-Johnson-Gower family have lived in the Latrobe region of north west Tasmania (Latruwita) since the 1840s, with Tebrikunna in the far north east of the island their Traditional Country. Gough's art practice often involves uncovering and re-presenting conflicting and subsumed histories, with many artworks referring to her family's experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people. She invites viewers to assess their role in unresolved National histories – narratives of memory, time, absence, location and representation.


QUT Art Museum


8 March 2020


12:30 – 1:30PM